Thursday I started out with a short, two mile hike with just Maya and TJ. Later in the day I took Maya, Trooper, and Rex for a slightly longer walk, about 3.5 miles. We got back with enough daylight remaining for a pasture romp with Theo, Max, and Carly. Everyone was tired last night.
The only dogs not included were Vince, Gigi, and Sparky. Vince gets plenty of exercise running around the yard. He goes out every time someone passes a door and he knocks to get back in when he's ready. Gigi hiked the day before and she's good for a while. Sparky's idea of good day is never leaving his crate in my office except once or twice a day to eat. He's become quite the homebody.
|I have started Trooper on an NSAID pain reliever this week|
and it has made a noticeable difference in his mobility. He's
faster, more active and playful again. He was pulling me for
most of this hike.
|I was struck by how much Rex (left) looks like|
Trooper (right). Black back with the same gray
spot in the center, similar coloring on the face
and behind the ears. Neither has perfect ears:
Trooper's are tipped, and Rex's are chewed up.
|They look like mirror images here.|
|I like this picture of Trooper.|
|This is Rex but I had to check the|
leash and collar to be sure.
|Trooper and Maya: "I got your back."|
|Rex and Trooper|
|The two headed shepherd.|
|Max gets one ball and then destroys it. Carly gets one and|
carries it but will drop it at random times and just leave it.
Theo isn't content unless he has two balls in his mouth.
|Carly is FAST and when she sets her|
rottweiler mind on getting the ball,
she does it more often than not.